7) Indian materialistic philosophy was similar to, as well as different from the spiritualistic philosophy of the times. Discuss.(250 words)

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Topic– Contributions of moral thinkers and philosophers from India and world.

7) Indian materialistic philosophy was similar to, as well as different from the spiritualistic philosophy of the times. Discuss.(250 words)

Reference

Lexicon Ethics Book

Key demand of the question.

The question wants us to delve deep into the materialistic philosophy of ancient India and bring out its salient aspects and write in detail about its similarities and differences with the spiritualist philosophy.

Directive word

Discuss- This s an all-encompassing directive which mandates us to write in detail about the key demand of the question. We also have to discuss about the related and important aspects of the question in order to bring out a complete picture of the issue in hand.

Structure of the answer

Introduction – Write a few lines about the Indian materialistic philosophy. E.g it is  regarded as the most radical of the Indian philosophical systems; it rejects supernaturalism;  rejects ethical systems that are grounded in supernaturalistic cosmologies; is strictly associated with pleasure and the only ethical obligation forwarded by the system is the maximization of one’s own pleasure.

Body-

  • Discuss the differences between Indian materialistic school and the spiritualistic school.
  • DIscuss the similarities between Indian materialistic school and the spiritualistic school.

Take the help of the book and the article attached to the question to frame your answer.

Conclusion-Based on your discussion, form a fair and a balanced conclusion on the issue.